The spotlight of the London Book Fair 2015 was rested firmly on Mexico’s best contemporary novelists, poets, and literary activists, allowing many of Mexico’s recently translated writers received the wider attention their works merited. To celebrate, we took a look at 22 of the best contemporary Mexican writers, some of whom were on show at the book fair.
Part of the so-called Three Amigos of Cinema collective, alongside fellow Mexicans Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu is perhaps one of Mexico’s best known cinematic exports. The first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award, he was also the first Mexican to win a Cannes Festival Director prize. His roster of work is known for being dark, gritty and excellently shot with memorable scores. Here are his top seven must-see films.